Nobody watches those debates anyway, right?

ABC News’ coverage of the Republican debate on Saturday night was the most-watched debate yet from the 2012 election season.

A total of 7.6 million viewers tuned in to watch Newt Gingrich defend his front-runner status in Iowa. That tops last month’s Republican debate on CBS, which delivered 5.5 million. The debate comes 24 days before primary voters pick their candidate in Iowa.